Rolê: New Sounds Of Brazil

“The music is as impatient and curious as the country’s best composers…a miraculous 43-song collection”
Los Angeles Times
“This ambitious compilation is a contender for the best soundtrack to a World Cup party” The Guardian

“A brilliant compilation” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
“A stellar 43-song compilation” NPR Music

 translates as ‘let’s roll’ in Brazilian Portuguese and Mais Um Discos’ label head Lewis Robinson ‘rolled’ around ten Brazilian states to pull together 43 tracks on one compilation that represent some of the most exciting artists and micro-scenes in Brazil now.Our thinglink map above above you to watch promo/ live videos and listen to streams of every track featured on the compilation as well as find out a little more about each artist and where they’re from – we particularly love the videos for Lia Sophia’s nova brega Amor de promoção and Gang Do Eletro’s Velocidade do eletro, both shot in the jungle-city of Belém, plus Trupe Chá de Boldo’s quirky clip for Na garrafa and the anti-FIFA montage set to Apanhador Só’s Mordido. 

features hot new tracks from Mais Um artists Lucas Santtana, with his dub-heavy lament Amor meu grande amor, a frantic samba Canina intuição from GraveolaRodrigo Amarante contributes the celestial Tardei, new signing – the 74 year old ‘Queen of the Amazon’ – Dona Onete introduces us to the sound of carimbo-chamegado plus gems from Metá Metá featuring Tony Allen and Bixiga 70.

rolê also features tracks we’ve collected over the last 12 months such as Juliana Perdigão’s funky frevo Que bomDead Lover’s Twisted Heart’s ‘special lambada’ Apocalipse Do Amor and Alice Caymmi’s spiritual Arco da alianca plus new discoveries that have been on heavy rotation on the office stereo such as Madame Rrose Selvay’s gorgeous bossa-punk, Lurdez da Luz’s fierce samba-crunk, Russo Passapusso’s retro-funk, Tulipa’s operatic-pop, Mahmundi’s tropical-chill-wave and Castello Branco’s folk-saudade, plus another 28 (!) heavyweight tracks